This is a joint advanced ultrasound course organised by The International Representative Committee of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) in Egypt and the Fetal Medicine Unit, Fetal Medicine Unit Ain Shams University. The aim of the course is to promote training and improve women's health. We are adopting the ISUOG vision in Egypt. All faculty members contributing to the course are not paid for their contribution. Fees are used for booking arrangements and providing educational materials.

The following ISUOG faculty will be speaking at the course:

Professor in Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London, Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, former Editor-in-Chief UOG 2011-2018

Prof. Baskaran Thilaganathan is a specialist in the medical and surgical management of highrisk pregnancies (materno-fetal medicine) with a focus on twin pregnancy, fetal growth, fetal abnormality and pre-eclampsia. Prof. Thilaganathan's research methods include uterine Doppler and trophoblast invasion, screening for pre-eclampsia, echocardiography-based studies of maternal cardiac adaptation to pregnancy, and clinical studies of twin pregnancies.

He has authored two undergraduate and five postgraduate textbooks in obstetrics and fetal medicine and is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital, London. Prof. Thilaganathan was Editor-in-Chief of ISUOG’s Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for nearly 8 years, within that time raising the Journal’s impact factor to 5.654. Furthermore, he has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), member of the National screening Committee and also the Clinical Lead
for the first dedicated high-throughput NIPT lab in the UK NHS to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy.

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Prof. Mohamed Momtaz has been Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cairo University since 2000. He founded the Fetal Medicine Unit in 2006 and was appointed Director of the unit from 2008 - 2011. He is Currently the Chairman of the department. He has been elected vice president of the Egyptian Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Vice president of the Egyptian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Country: Egypt

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biomety and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; reproductive medicine

Language: English; Arabic

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Dr. Mona Aboulghar is based in the Fetal Medicine Unit of Cairo University - Cairo, Egypt. She specialises in ultrasound and fetal medicine, first and second trimester scanning , gynecological ultrasound in infertility and ART.

Relevant publications:

The use of vaginal natural progesterone for prevention of preterm birth in IVF/ICSI pregnancies. 
Aboulghar MM, Aboulghar MA, Amin YM, Al-Inany HG, Mansour RT, Serour GI.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2012 Aug;25(2):133-8. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2012.03.013.

13-14-week fetal anatomy scan: a 5-year prospective study.
Ebrashy A, El Kateb A, Momtaz M, El Sheikhah A, Aboulghar MM, Ibrahim M, Saad M.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;35(3):292-6. doi: 10.1002/uog.7444.

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; early pregnancy; gynecological ultrasound; reproductive medicine; preterm delivery; fetal growth. 

Languages: English; Arabic

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Prof Rasha Kamel is currently a Professor of Ob/Gyn, Cairo University Hospitals, Consultant of fetal medicine, CAIFM, where she teaches undergraduates, postgraduates and ultrasound specialists.
She supervises management of inpatients and labour ward patients as well as minimal and major surgical procedures carried out in the university hospitals.
She organises basic and advanced ultrasound teaching courses as well as specialised courses.
Her work also entails research and currently conducting various projects with international bodies.

Notable Publications:

How reliable is fetal occiput and spine position assessment prior to induction of labor? Kamel R, Youssef A. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/uog.19169. [Epub ahead of print]

Three-dimensional sonohysterography compared with vaginoscopic hysteroscopy for evaluation of the uterine cavity in patients with recurrent implantation failure in in vitro fertilization cycles. Negm SM, Kamel RA, Abuhamila FA. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2012;19:503-508

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology; Fetal medicine 

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim.; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Fetal Anomalies Screening; Aneuploidy Screening; Fetal Anomalies; Fetal Heart; Fetal Growth Restriction; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Multiple Pregnancy; 3D/4D Ultrasound; Preeclampsia; Early Pregnancy; Gynecological Ultrasound; Reproductive Medicine; Preterm Delivery; Fetal Growth; Ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Arabic; French

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